Having fun and being safe go hand-in-hand at Eagle Point...
- Please read the following information carefully. You choose how, when and where you ski. Know your limits of ability. You are responsible for your personal safety. If you have questions concerning the mountain, please contact the ski patrol.
- Hazardous mountain terrain and unmarked obstacles and dangers exist throughout the resort. To maintain a more natural experience, Eagle Point does not mark every hazard or warn of every danger. You must accept the risks, dangers and sole responsibility to maintain control, watch for and avoid all hazards and dangers. If you are unwilling to accept this responsibility, then please do not use these facilities.
- Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of slopes at Eagle Point. Do not start down a trail, slope or area until you know the name and the degree of difficulty. Never enter a closed area or trail. Do not enter areas beyond your ability.
- The Trail Map is a rendering only. Actual conditions at Eagle Point will vary. There are trees, rocks, roads and other terrain features that are not shown.
- Be aware of rapidly changing weather and snow surface conditions. You must always immediately stop any slide resulting from a fall.
- Snowmaking equipment, grooming vehicles and snowmobiles operate on the mountain throughout the day. Watch for and avoid this equipment.
- Hazards and dangerous conditions exist outside the ski area boundary. Travel beyond ski area boundary is not allowed. As a courtesy to our guests, Eagle Point has provided gates allowing access to the Fishlake National Forest land. Guests are not allowed to violate the boundary line at any other point. Guests exiting the resort to access public land do so at their own risk and are responsible for any rescue and rescue related expenses. There is no ski patrol, avalanche mitigation or monitoring.
- You must be able to properly load and unload ski lifts. Lifts do not stop instantly and may travel at a high rate of speed. If you have questions, then please notify the lift operator before you attempt to load.
- Do not swing chairs. Do not jump from lifts. Doing so may result in loss of pass.
- Careless and reckless skiers endanger everyone. If you observe this behavior please report it to the ski patrol. Reckless skiers may lose their pass.
- Take a lesson to improve your ability and understanding.
- Be prepared. Maintain your equipment; wear eye protection and sun protection.
- Eagle Point recommends the use of helmets.
- If you leave the groomed trails, you are accepting the risk of deep snow, powder, difficult snow conditions and risks of falling into a tree well. Please ski with a buddy, ski defensively, avoid deep snow and tree areas, keep your buddy in sight, and visit www.treewelldeepsnowsafety.com for additional advice.
SKIER / RIDER INFORMATION
Snow can be enjoyed in many ways. At ski areas you might see people using alpine, snowboard, telemark, cross-country or other specialized equipment such as that used by disabled athletes. Regardless of how you decide to enjoy the slopes, always show courtesy to others and be aware that there are elements of risk in skiing that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Observe the Your Responsibility Code listed below and share with other skiers the responsibility for a great skiing experience.
The National Ski Areas Association, the National Ski Patrol, and the Professional Ski Instructors Association officially endorse the following Responsibility Code, and remind you that it is a condition of skiing/riding.
Your Responsibility Code
- Always stay in control and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
- People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
- You must not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above.
- Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look up hill and yield to others.
- Always use devices that help prevent runaway equipment.
- Observe posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
- Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.
Be safety conscious and KNOW THE CODE. IT'S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
SKI AND SNOWBOARDING TIPS (from the National Ski Areas Association)
Tips for Prior to Hitting the Slopes
- Get in shape. Don't try to ski yourself into shape. You'll enjoy skiing more if you're physically fit.
- Obtain proper equipment. Be sure to have your ski or snowboard bindings adjusted correctly at a local ski shop. You can rent good ski or snowboarding equipment at resorts.
- When buying skiwear, look for fabric that is water and wind-resistant. Look for wind flaps to shield zippers, snug cuffs at wrists and ankles, collars that can be snuggled up to the chin and drawstrings that can be adjusted for comfort and keep wind out. Be sure to buy quality clothing and products.
- Dress in layers. Layering allows you to accommodate your body's constantly changing temperature. For example, dress in polypropylene underwear (top and bottoms), which feels good next to the skin, dries quickly, absorbs sweat and keeps you warm. Wear a turtleneck, sweater and jacket.
- Be prepared. Mother Nature has a mind of her own. Bring a headband or hat with you to the slopes, 60 percent of heat-loss is through the head. Wear gloves or mittens (mittens are usually better for those susceptible to cold hands).
- Wear sun protection. The sun reflects off the snow and is stronger than you think, even on cloudy days!
- Always wear eye protection. Have sunglasses and goggles with you. Skiing and snowboarding are a lot more fun when you can see.
Tips for while on the Slopes
- Take a lesson. Like anything, you'll improve the most when you receive some guidance. The best way to become a good skier or snowboarder is to take a lesson from a qualified instructor.
- The key to successful skiing/snowboarding is control. To have it, you must be aware of your technique, the terrain and the skiers/snowboarders around you. Be aware of the snow conditions and how they can change. As conditions turn firm, the skiing gets hard and fast. Begin a run slowly.
- Skiing and snowboarding require a mental and physical presence.
- If you find yourself on a slope that exceeds your ability level, always leave your skis/snowboard on and side step down the slope.
- The all-important warm-up run prepares you mentally and physically for the day ahead.
- Drink plenty of water. Be careful not to become dehydrated.
- Curb alcohol consumption. Skiing and snowboarding do not mix well with alcohol or drugs.
- Know your limits. Learn to ski and snowboard smoothly—and in control. Stop before you become fatigued and, most of all have fun.
- If you’re tired, stop skiing.
- Follow the “Your Responsibility Code,” the seven safety rules of the slopes.
Go Sun Smart!
Go Sun Smart offers you tips on how you can easily protect your skin and eyes. So, when you go to work and play, Go Sun Smart!
TREE WELL AND DEEP SNOW SAFETY (from the National Ski Areas Association)
Skiing and snowboarding off the groomed runs and in deep powder is one of the most exciting and appealing parts of the sport. However, if you decide to leave the groomed trails you are voluntarily accepting the risk of a deep snow immersion accident. A deep snow or tree well immersion accident occurs when a skier or rider falls into an area of deep unconsolidated snow and becomes immobilized and suffocates. Deaths resulting from these kinds of accidents are referred to as a NARSID or Non-Avalanche Related Snow Immersion Death.
Become educated on how to reduce the risk of NARSID through your own action and awareness. ALWAYS ski or ride with a partner. The website www.treewelldeepsnowsafety.com is intended to assist all skiers and riders in learning about the risks and prevention of deep snow immersion accidents.
LIDS ON KIDS
With the increasing popularity of helmets during the past few years many parents are considering a helmet for their child. The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), together with the help of many others in the ski industry, has developed a site to help educate parents about putting helmets on their children while they're on the slopes.
NSAA, the trade association for ski areas across the country, promotes the use of helmets. It's up to you to educate yourself about their benefits and limitations.